The website of the Diocese of the Midwest of the Orthodox Church in America has posted the following notification dated May 13, 2021:

HODGES, Archpriest Mark had his suspension lifted and was returned to Active Duty. He is attached to St. Paul the Apostle Church, Dayton, OH, effective May 13, 2021.

It then provides a link to Father Hodges’ public “apology” — in which it is clear he feels he did nothing wrong in supporting, and continuing to support, the conspiracy theory of a stolen election that wreaks ongoing havoc on American national life and domestic security.

For additional context, and to form your own judgment on how this matter has been resolved, see the Mark Hodges: The Scandal section in our Archives 2020-21, and especially Open Letter: OCA Priest Participates in Trump Riot, Reported to FBI. You may share your thoughts with Archbishop Paul (Gassios) at bishoppaul@domoca.org or (312) 202-0420. (Contact information publicly available on the OCA website.)

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

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